Interview on Channel 9 Today with Ben Fordham

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on Channel 9 Today with Ben Fordham Topics: Release of Gonski 2.0 report 30/04/2018 07:23AM   Ben Fordham:              Welcome back to Today. Well, more now on the drastic plan to improve Australia’s education system. The Education Minister federally, Simon Birmingham, joins me now. Minister, good morning to you.   Simon Birmingham:…

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Interview on ABC AM with Sabra Lane 

  E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC AM with Sabra Lane  Topics: Release of Gonski 2.0 report 30/04/2018 07:10AM   Sabra Lane:     Later this morning, the Federal Government will unveil the second Gonski report which will recommend how to improve student’s results given the extra funding that’s now being promised for schools. The government commissioned this…

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Interview on Channel 7 Sunrise with Natalie Barr

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on Channel 7 Sunrise with Natalie Barr Topics: Release of Gonski 2.0 report 30/04/2018 06:45AM   Natalie Barr:                 Well, the second Gonski report into our education system has recommended a new online test to regularly assess each student and measure their progress. The test, called Teaching Tools, would also help teachers…

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Doorstop interview, Alice Springs

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop interview, Alice Springs Topics: Connected Beginnings program; Community Child Care Fund; School attendance; Bilingual education; Domestic air routes; Next Federal election; Police numbers 24/04/2018 10:15AM   Simon Birmingham:     Well thanks so much for coming along today. We’re thrilled to be here at the Braitling Primary School in Alice Springs. First and foremost…

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Interview on ABC News National Wrap with Patricia Karvelas

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC News, National Wrap with Patricia Karvelas    Topics: Financial Services Royal Commission; Literacy and numeracy test for teachers; David Gonski’s Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools; NAPLAN overhaul; International students; Newspoll 22/04/2018 09:03PM   Patricia Karvelas:         I’m joined now by Education Minister Simon Birmingham. Welcome to National Wrap, Minister.…

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Interview on 4BC Drive with Ben Davis

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on 4BC Drive with Ben Davis Topics: Transitioning to the new child care package 17/04/2018 04:12PM Ben Davis: What’s changing? How much difference will we see? Well, let’s find out. Senator Simon Birmingham, good afternoon. Simon Birmingham: G’day Ben, great to be with you. Ben Davis: What brings you to Brissy today?…

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Interview on ABC RN Drive with Patricia Karvelas  

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC RN Drive with Patricia Karvelas   Topics: SA electorate seat changes; NAPLAN; School funding; Bullying in schools; New Zealand visas 13/04/2018 06:13PM Patricia Karvelas:         Senator Simon Birmingham is a senior South Australian Liberal. He’s also the Education Minister. Minister, welcome back to RN Drive. Simon Birmingham:     G’day Patricia, great to be…

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Doorstop Interview, Adelaide

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop Interview, Adelaide Topics: Government school funding; Cyberbullying; South Australian electoral boundaries 13/04/2018 1:30PM Simon Birmingham: Thank you very much for coming today. The COAG Education Council met today in Adelaide, and I was thrilled to once again have a series of constructive conversations with my colleagues from around Australia about important issues…

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